Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time. 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. This post does require an element of flexibility as it involves some out of hour visits and occasional weekend work.
Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.
A bit about the role
The London Independent Visitors Service is a dynamic project that enables children in care to develop a long-lasting relationship with a trusted adult volunteer. The Advocacy Service promotes and facilitates the participation of children and young people in decisions made about them.
You will be joining a passionate and dedicated team, working across both the Independent Visitors and Advocacy Services. Your work in this dual-role will have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people across London.
How you’ll help to create brighter futures
We are seeking a passionate and confident Children’s Rights Officer to work in our busy service, providing advocacy and support to service users of all ages in the care system, ensuring that their voices are heard. You will do this by:
Assisting, guiding, and teaching the Service Users their rights and how to develop their confidence and key life skills.
Recruiting, leading, and supporting volunteers to act as Independent Visitors to people in care.
Building and maintaining excellent rapports with Service Users and other care professionals to promote Equality & Diversity.
Managing individual caseloads and providing advocacy services to Service Users.
Providing 1:1 support to service users to achieve positive outcomes.
Let’s talk about you
We are looking for someone who shares our passion for creating brighter futures and is committed to Children’s Rights. You will have a positive and caring attitude. Our job description is attached but the must haves are:
An NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
Experience working directly with vulnerable service users and a good understanding of Safeguarding and GDPR.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Be able to work under pressure and manage workload.
Recruitment experience would be an advantage, but full training will be provided for the right candidate.
Good to know
Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.
Contact: Elicia Simmons, Recruitment Partner via email; email@example.com